BRITISH NEUTRALITY DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL 1861-1865

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USS ALASKA

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO BRITISH NEUTRALITY DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-65
BY REBECCA CHRISTINE ROBERTS-GAWEN

A thesis submitted to the University of Birmingham for the degree of MA by Research

Department of History
University of Birmingham
November 2015

For those of you looking for free e-reading material...356 pages worth...

I'm about 1/3rd of the way through this. Very interesting. Thought I would post for enjoyment and discussion.

http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/7056/1/Roberts-Gawen16MAbyRes.pdf

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So far as regarding British neutrality there were at least two points in which that could have been turned into (implicit) pro-Confederate sympathy: 1. The whole Trent Affair had it not been for Prince Albert (nearly dead at this point) altered a British response that acknowledged Captain Charles Wilkes was not acting under orders and 2. The fall of 1862 when due to Confederate counteroffensives in the East and West, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and and Lord Russell were planning on meditation/recognition should the Confederates follow up on their successes.
 
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